Would Hubbers make a difference on the front page if lots of us reported every distorted question?
Many of us have complained about the front page being a bad representation of HP writers. The religious & political polarizing questions that are always up there are such a turn-off. My looooong religious article was directly inspired by those incessant questions - and they never go away. I just went down the line and reported a few that are up there now; and I'm wondering if we all keep doing that - maybe HP will finally get the hint and make that change for us? I think it might be worth a shot...
A resounding thank you. There are those who delight in asking totally hyperbolic & incendiary questions w/the main purpose to incite & even divide. Yes, such hyperbolic, inflammatory, & incendiary questions should be reported; however, it will probably be of no fruition unless it is totally hate speech. HP moderators do believe in freedom of speech even though the questions may be seem inflammatorily hyperbolic to some.
The problem is not with the questions but with this holier than thou approach and lessons of morality that few individuals entrust upon themselves and then posing as torch bearers they wants others to fall in line. Nothing but utter crap!!
"Distorted questions" are in the eye of the beholder!
Mis: It seems you're attracting "unbelievers" to this Q!
"Birds of a feather do flock together" (Ps 119:63)!
Thanks for that, Norine. What would we hubbers do without your spiritual outbursts? Ha! There are TWO people who so far answered this question. I'm not sure that counts as 'birds having flocked together'.
They agree with your analogy hence "Birds of a feather flock together" regardless of how many!
"Spiritual" is the ONLY way MisChick!
You shouldn't have left HIM to now see HIS gospel as "distorted" (IIKgs17:29-41); worshiping your "brain!"
*sigh* I realize that I sort of invited Norine in here to insult our spirituality (or lack of it from her perspective) by including that image. My apologies to all for the silly provoke. What do you think about my front page placement idea, Norine?
Although it may seem "argumentative, twisted, defensive" to *U" it displays "Freedom of speech/Religion" as in America!
Everyone doesn't believe the way you or I do & I'm grateful to HP that they display what America & JESUS represents-FREE
Well that's part of the problem, isn't it? Christian 'free speech' is often 'hate speech' justified by their book of manmade beliefs. Many of those frontpage 'questions' don't represent HP as a whole. I still think it should be just hubs on there.
My concern is that all similar censorship is biased to the political left.
Thus a question of "Why isn't everyone Muslim?" would be considered OK but a question "Why don't people become Christian?" would get flagged.
Or "Boo, conservatives!" type questions remain while criticisms of the political left and its beliefs get flagged hate speech / unacceptable and taken down.
The speech some hate is magically presented as hate speech; dissenting intellectual positions become mental conditions; and contrary opinions are delegitimised – after all, there’s no need to
argue with a mad man or woman. This is censorship by way of intellectual pathology.
It lets you deny that others have a rational basis for their positions and censor their views as angry rantings not fit for public. And it is the political left that smears conservatives as at best uneducated (on the biased belief that all logical smart people agree with them), more likely called stupid, irrational, crazy, evil. That isn't true, but it is an easy, lazy psychology warfare 101 attack and lets liberals brand themselves as smart, rational, tolerant, good just by adhering to the ideological checklist.
This site is not just 'right' or 'left' for extremists - its why those questions stay up there: passionate, opposing debate. I know most conservatives see liberals as being as evil as Hillary. We ALL need to stop letting hype sway our brains.
A post where you attack the character and dismiss the opinions of people on the left while saying that one side should not be attacked and dismissed. That's funny.
This isn't about censorship, its about how that opening page sets the tone for the site. I understand that the opinions of those people are passionate - but, are they frontpage worthy?
Those NEW questions (shouldn't they be older?) are often asked in an inappropriate, biased way (from either direction - religious or atheist) - that makes them utterly irrelevant to be listed front & center among our 'best' or most 'popular' content.
In my opinion, HUBS should be listed there ONLY unless it is a really great question that has proven itself to be worthy of inspiring an actual interesting debate.
For instance, what if the top hubs from the five most popular topics (maybe they get rotated) were on our front page instead of stuff that makes us all look so... defensive? twisted? argumentative? I'm not sure which word or another - all maybe? Ha!
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